Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: VT - usa
Date: Jun 3, 2004
Galleries: Sky, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2004
|This weekend was the hot air balloon & music festival at a nearby fair grounds. i took this from our back yard the first night of the festival. i had too much to do to make it to the festival, although i almost went ( $15 plus parking plus food, kept me home )
i thought this to be a very subtle use of deep depth of field, and hope(d) it will(would) be disimilar to many of the entries.
the birds/wire are close to one mile from the balloons.
for this shot there was a fair amount of post processing work. i knew when i took it that the sky was not going to be as true blue as i was seeing, and the overall colors would be flat. i selected the balloons, and the wire, and the birds, copied, and pasted to a new layer.
i then used curves, hue/saturation, and selective color to get the sky blue i saw, and gaussian blurred that slightly to remove noise. i then used curves, and hue/saturation on the balloons layer to bring out the colors of them and add some contrast to the colors. i then selected the wire and the birds, and used levels to blacken them. merged layers, resized, and USM 100, 0.6, 0.
this is probably the most worked on shot i have entered here. and hope you like it ;}
it was quite a site to see close to 30 balloons rise up all at the same time, espcially since i had forgotten about the festival. i wish i had done a three shot panorama of the sky to capture all of the balloons...
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